Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
From draught sample at Bethesda. Light chocolate and roasted malt, a bit of coffee and some lactose character. Dry stout tang. Dark brown-black clear with thin tan head. Medium body with smooth nitro carbonation. Starts dry with light roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and some licorice. Carbonic acidity and a light hop bitter finish. Fairly smooth after with nutty character. JPDIPSO (6240) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 28, 2008
(Milwaukee) 7/14/04. Dark opaque brown with a tiny bobbled thin head. Aroma of Coffee. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and a touch of licorice. Finish is fairly dry and a touch astringent Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at RB – Milwaukee. Poured clear deep brown with surprisingly little head. The aroma picked up dry-roasted darker chocolates and coffee grounds.. deeper yet was some cola and caramel sweetness.. not much hop influence. Caramel and coffee sweetness in the flavor supporting dry chocolate and coffee bitterness.. the back found a bit of cola.. sweet and simple, but tasty. Very dry and lighter-bodied on the palate with a short finish.. wish it stuck around longer. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2008
On nitrogen tap in Bethesda. Sold beer, dark with a chocolaty head. Solid aroma of lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and moderately sweet, some tones of chocolate, a bit of roastedness. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. The nitrogen suits it well, a smooth, solid beer. Nothing remarkable but very drinkable. Its somewhat boring, but still good. prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2007
From the nitro tap at RB Milwaukee, in a plastic shaker (for shame). Looks like a stout should, smells tasty, and tastes very good. This is a stronger stout than a dry Irish stout -- almost an Impy; it’s a coffeer (is that a word?) stout than most coffee stouts I’ve had. Only got better with warmth and age.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bethesda. Dark brown body with a small, nitro, tan head. The aroma is light roast, some chocolate. The flavor is fairly dry, roast, chocolate and watery coffee. Medium body is thin with the typical nitro texture. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On draft; looked the part, but the palate was really weak. Not creamy and almost watery. Flavor was good, but lacking complexity and great flavors. Mostly chocolate and roasted malt. chriso (7569) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
On tap (sampler) at the Bethesda location, July 2006. Vary dark colour - almost black and nearly opaque, with a thin beige head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. More creamy chocolate in the flavour, with developing coffee notes and a dry, roasty malt backbone. Mouthfeel is on the light side but, overall, I thought it was a tasty and enjoyable brew.
3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Nitro at the Bethesda location. Creamy light tan head, typical nitro stout appearance. Nose of light roast and cream, some egg and light char scents as well. Simple toast and milk flavors, typical Guinness clone recipe, but drinkable. Finishes thin and a just slightly dry/husky. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Pours a deep black with a solid rocky head of brown foam. Decent lacing, excellent head retention. Mild dark roast coffee in the aroma.
Wow, my memory told me that this was going to be a milder stout. My memory was wrong. Bold roasted grain and tons of espresso abound. Coffee and a hint of minty hops in the finish. In the past, I have had ’coffee beers’ with less coffee flavor. I have had ’imperial’ stouts with less body.
Medium nitro tap body, solid carbonation, fairly smooth.